Stockholm, Pennsylvania

Synopsis: Seventeen years after she was abducted by a stranger named Benjamin McKay, twenty-three year old Leanne Dargon, who has been in his captivity all this time, is discovered, and eventually reunited with her biological parents, Marcy and Glen Dargon, while Ben is now in prison charged with her kidnap. Ben was able to hide her locked in his basement all this time, telling her that he saved her from world destruction, which she would have no reason not to believe. Leanne has no true recollection of her time before Ben, who renamed her Leia, and thus is the only family she has ever known. Over those seventeen years, Marcy and Glen dealt with the abduction in different ways, Marcy whose primary focus was and still is Leanne, to the point of never having returned to work. Marcy, Glen and Leia enter into their reunion with this history. So while Marcy and Glen have a memory of their six year old daughter who they want back in a young adult form, Leia only sees in front of her two strangers. The
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Nikole Beckwith
Production: Fido Features
  4 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

Mr. and Mrs. Dargon.

- Detective.

- Detective.

Are you okay?

Do you remember

Mr. And Mrs. Dargon?

Glen and Marcy.

Are we doing first names?

We talked on the phone

from the hospital, right?

Yes, we called

as soon as we heard.

We tried to come

and see you, but...

but they wouldn't let us

until the test came back.

So, here you are.




Well, charges have

been pressed,

and McKay will be held

without bail.

So far, her hospital records

are clean,

although she did refuse

to take a full examination.

That's private.

Of course.

As discussed,

she's to meet with

a court-appointed psychologist

once a week, more if needed.

Dr. Andrews... here's her card.

This should calm down.

We petitioned

for a protective order

on your behalf,

and that should be settled

by tomorrow.

Thank you.

I only wish we could

have met sooner.

Thank you.

Take care of yourself.

Can I hug you?

Um... sure.

You're real...

you're really here.

Welcome home.

Is it okay

if we stop hugging?

Yes, of course.

You're so big.

Would you like

something to drink?

I have lemonade.

And tea.


Coming right up.

Please, make yourself


Here, let me...

I'll take...



Is this you?


And him?


And this.

This is me, then.


There you go.

You look so young.

I was.

I rode horses.


You had just started.

You were barely four.

But you kept asking,

and your friend Caroline

had had some lessons,

so of course you couldn't

let it go.

Do you remember Caroline?


Your birthdays

were ten days apart,

so we always had

joint parties.

We had costume parties,

it being so close

to Halloween.

You were always a princess

for your birthday

and something else

for Halloween.

Isn't my birthday

March 15th?

No, it's October 21st.

I celebrate it on March 15th.

You see...


Yeah, here's another one.

So you're about to, um,

blow out the candles,

and here are the pumpkins

and leaves on the ground.


We made a cheese plate,

if you're hungry.

And there's a pie in the oven.

Do you still like pie?


Please, sit,

and make yourself


and let us know if...

if we can get you anything.


Leanne is here.

Actually, my name is Leia.

- Huh?

- What?

My name is Leia.

You changed your name?


We... we named you Leanne.

We've always

called you that.

I don't remember that.

I only know that

my name is Leia

and that I was named

after a princess.

Like from the movie?

What movie?

You don't know?

Know what?

Your name.

It's Leia.



No, I was just saying it.

Your name.

So tell us about yourself.

I'm tired.

Oh, would you like

to lay down?


Oh, you can go right

up to your room.

We didn't have time

to change anything,

but we kept it

like this for you.

I hope it's okay.

Maybe it's nice, even.

For now.


All right, I'm gonna

let you get settled in.

- Okay.

- Okay.


I'd like to propose a toast.

To Leanne.

To Leia.

We're so happy

to have you home.

It's a miracle.

Thank you.

I'm sorry, are we being rude?

Are you saying Grace?

I'm doing a "Dear Universe. "

It's a kind of prayer.

"Dear Universe, thank you

"for the food I'm

going to be eating,

"the thoughts I'm

going to be thinking.

Thank you for this moment

we are making. "

And then you make wishes.



"I wish for you

to keep me honest,

help me to know who I am,"

and anything else you want.

"Sincerely, Leia. "

And you can add a P.S.

if you feel necessary.

What church is that?

No church.

Church is for people who

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Nikole Beckwith

Nikole Beckwith is an American actress and playwright; until 2006 she lived in Newburyport, Massachusetts where she was integral to the theater, music and art communities and in 2004 became the youngest recipient of The Johnson Award for excellence in and contributions to the arts in the Merrimack Valley. Primarily an actor and playwright, she has also performed live with a handful of bands and sings on Tiger Saw's 2005 record "Sing!" and Sam Rosen's 2006 release "The Look South". She authored a short book of poems, Rhymes With Blue, which was released in a limited run by Independent Submarine in 2001. She lives in New York where in 2006 she was a three time Manhattan Monologue Slam champion and is currently a member of Ensemble studio theatre's YoungBlood playwright's group and The Striking Viking Story Pirates. Her screenplay Stockholm, Pennsylvania won a 2012 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting.She wrote and directed the feature film Stockholm, Pennsylvania about a young woman who is returned home to her biological parents after living with her abductor for 17 years. It premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The film was acquired by Lifetime and premiered on their TV channel on May 2, 2015. more…

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